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Sony ICD-PX470 - voice recorder

Mfg # ICD-PX470 CDW # 4551545 | UNSPSC 52161535

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  • PX470
  • 4 GB
  • Voice recorder
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Record sounds and voices in superior clarity. The ICD-PX470 features Focus and Wide-Stereo recording so you can zero in on the audio source you want to capture. And with 4 GB internal memory, expandable to 32 GB via the micro SD slot, you can record for days.
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Sony ICD-PX470 - voice recorder is rated 4.40 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graet features and easy to use Product is easy to use, clear recording and easy to play back recordered message.
Date published: 2018-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Difficult to select correct navigation. Disappointed with purchase. Box indicates micro SD card but doesn't mention size (which is limited to 32gb). Shop salesman didn't give adequate explanation of product. Very time consuming adding mp3's to sd card and once loaded doesn't always recognise the card. Not able to search by genre. Didn't realise it's actually a dictaphone able to play MP3s and not a dedicated MP3 player.
Date published: 2019-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic small recorder I could not wish for a better recorder. I currently have three and this is the best.
Date published: 2020-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it should The recorder is easy to use, quick to start up and a reliable replacement for a budget brand recorder that had let me down too often. The sound and recording quality are very good, belying low expectations of an affordable price and plastic housing.
Date published: 2019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from do easy to use and yet it does everything I NEED FAIRLY lightweight easy to set up and use, without checking the manual every two minutes looks good too
Date published: 2018-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from expensive for a medium range device It is quite complicated to operate, but having got your head round the various options, the one option you do want....pick it up, press a buton and not available! You have to pick it up, then switch it on, wait a moment for the device to power up, then press the record button to talk. Ideally I would like to pick the device up, then immediately press the button to power up AND record and not wait for it to power up first and then press record!
Date published: 2017-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy to use Great recorder!! Easy to use. Would give it 5 stars if it was back lit.
Date published: 2018-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good range and clear. Easy save and file tran Bought to record important and confidential meetings. Brilliant range and long memory. A great bit of kit.
Date published: 2021-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dictaphone Nice and handy when working on the go. Good sound quality and mot to bad on pruce.
Date published: 2023-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MODEL NUMBER This was difficult to find inside the battery area, and difficult to read for older people with bad eyes. Consider putting it on the back and a larger font and in white text for easier reading Thanks
Date published: 2021-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems good with minor issue I have had this a month . Bought for recording interviews. Good features. Good quality . I have had one occasion already of complete system freeze where it was only resolved by me removing the batteries. I worry that if this happens during a recording I might lose data.
Date published: 2023-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PX470 Digital Voice Recorder Bought this item online directly from Sony. Next day delivery. The volume of the recordings are muted. My smart phone is better. Perhaps I need to reconfigure from the factory preset.
Date published: 2023-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and easy to use Got it as a Christmas gift delighted and as always I always trust Sony .
Date published: 2021-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Average Unable to name files which is what I expected from the product
Date published: 2020-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an awesome digital recorder. I have an relic SONY recorder I used at university and required a new one for my business and after surfing the internet for the best for my purposes, this was the highest rated. I can say I'm impressed and support the fact it is a superior device that not only is easy to use but provides amazing audio.
Date published: 2021-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ICD PX470 I am not a sound recording buff. I purchased the item simply for personal note taking. To this end it has met my requirements well. It is lightweight and compact. I particualrly like the simplicity of operation.
Date published: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced audio I got this for my narration during kayaking video productions so having a external mic jack was paramount but finding a suitable lapel mic was a challenge. But I found the Sony ECM-CS3 lapel stereo mic which solved all my problems. The recorder is well designed with exceptional features. The audio was imported into a audio program to see if the analyzed audio would make many changes. To my amazement only a very small amount was suggested. So I played the analyzed audio then the raw audio and could not hear a difference. Having the USB connector builtin is a plus because all I need is more cords. This product deserves 5 stars but I would have given that if the recorder was voice activated. Being I use this while kayaking; to start the audio I have to pull the recorder from my PFD take it out of the case and hit the record button then reverse the process to store the recorder. Not a big deal but would be a nice to have as my cameras are voice activated to have everything voice activated would be a plus.
Date published: 2018-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little recorder The recorder works like a charm. The sound quality is very clear! I can't say enough nice things about this small recorder. It is easy to use. I haven't read the whole manual yet, but I am able to use it. I love the fact it uses one triple A battery.
Date published: 2019-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Good product from amazon. Worth hunting from SONY.
Date published: 2018-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding engineering Very pleased with the purchased of this, my second SONY digital voice recorder. The first was purchased 5 years ago. SONY is never a company to side idle with their product. This is a big improvement over the previous model, which was very good. This new model is superb, outstanding engineering.
Date published: 2020-03-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good recorder but... Bought this to record conversations with my elderly Mum. She recommended Sony because she has an older one which she used for her lectures. The sound quality of the recording is excellent (though not great played back through the tiny speaker of course, but that's not it's primary function) and the storage capacity largely sufficient. I have to say though that the documentation says that the included software is uniquely compatible with Microsoft windows and that the reader is uniquely compatible with this software! Now I don't know if Sony has a pact with Microsoft but this is nonsense. True enough I have been unable to use the software under linux but the recorder is recognised just like a USB memory stick and files can be transferred back and forth. The device also plays back music in MP3 format. So what is the need for their software? One thing that would have been really nice though especially at this price is to include MP3 to text software, because it takes an extremely long time to transcribe conversations, and such software comes free with devices costing less than a third of the price. Also at this price and from such a reputable company I really would expect support for Linux and possibly Apple as they are very popular, so a little disappointed there but the hardware seems good :-)
Date published: 2019-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this for meetings at work. For work it will be great as o don’t always hear everything. Brilliant
Date published: 2020-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Very pleased with this Dictaphone. It gives very clear crisp recordings and picks up sounds in its neighbourhood easily. Operation is simple and the display gives oversight of the recording level being achieved.
Date published: 2019-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Voice Recorder I recommend this voice recorder as it is good quality and easy to use.
Date published: 2020-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality This recorder is absolutely amazing. Fairly easy to use and the quality and range of the sound is unsurpassed! The only suggestion is put in a back light and then this would be the only recorder you will need!!
Date published: 2018-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Good for recording at the university ! Very good product, I recommand him
Date published: 2018-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tactile and easy to use Use for bird recording which bird/mammal species seen when on natural history trips etc.
Date published: 2018-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use It is so easy to use & sound is excellent when listening to the recordings.
Date published: 2018-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb little recorder I have used dictaphones in the past, from an old micro-cassette machine to a cheap "stereo" (it wasn't) digital machine made in China. This little Sony wipes the floor with both. It has a number of different settings to allow for different situations. So far I have used it to record several loud folk sessions in a pub, to record simple dictation and also as a line-in recorder for radio broadcasts. It adapts brilliantly to each situation and I have had no trouble transferring files to my laptop for editing and archiving. I bought it with a 32GB memory card which I believe allows me to record around 50 hours of top quality wav files or much much more at lower quality. So far I must have used it for well over 30 hours and it is still going strong on the batteries which were supplied with it. Brilliant! I just need to get a decent case to protect it.
Date published: 2020-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear voice recording About Sony LCD-PX470. I have purchased a few recorders that have cost over twice the price I paid for this one. From Sony, Zoom, Olympus,and Tascam.This is very easy to use. Has great settings for sensitivity and a great size. Sound is crystal clear,lots of advanced options and features.Very well made device! In few minutes all settings were set and I started recording. There is no light for the screen, and that’s HUGE negative point with no logical explanation.LIke most Sony products it is well made and the Internal mics are excellent.Mic Lavanier turned out great.Sony LCD-PX470,great product.
Date published: 2018-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Recorder Exceeded expectations, great for school and projects
Date published: 2018-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful recording device I use this to record singing and Gospel meetings in wav format and battery and recording times are really great place about a meter away from speaker boxes to the side or behind them it records really well you just have to set it every time you switch it on that's the only thing to remember my settings were recording settings scene select soft music, rev mode LPCM 44.1KHz, built-in mic sensitive For Music and High, Focused/Wide Wide, and go back and press record and just press stop when your finished and just use safe removal on the computer to take them back out of the usb port and I have had great Recording success with them they record like Studio mics really pleased at all the price of them
Date published: 2018-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality I bought this a couple of weeks ago along with a lavalier mike to replace the substandard audio system in my action camera. Very impressed so far. In a previous life I was a committee clerk and used one of the Sony £100+ models on a daily basis, and neither the device, or the software, gave me any trouble. My PX470, although not as expensive, still has that quality feel to it, and I look forward to many years of excellent service. As an aside, being able to convert the WAV files to MP3 via the Sony software is very handy!
Date published: 2020-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I have been using this with an Olympus TP-8 earphone mic to record telephone interviews as well as on a desk. More than happy with the quality.
Date published: 2019-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine ideal for pocket. Superb recorder, lots of in built memory. Good reproduction for voice recordings.
Date published: 2019-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony ICD-PX470 I would recommend Sony ICD-PX470 grate bit of kit The play back quality is great
Date published: 2018-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the prefect size I bought this recorder a few days a go os happy that i did
Date published: 2020-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Invaluable aid Since I serve as secretary to two entities the voice recorder has been invaluable to ensure that the minutes are complete and accurate. The ability to download each narrative to my computer is an additional desirable feature.
Date published: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and efficient. I have looked at many digital voice recorders, but this is the only one that really impressed me the most. It is an ideal size and so easy to use. Perfect for the job!!
Date published: 2019-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from disappointed works well and is easy to use but you cannot rewind and listen or tape over an error
Date published: 2019-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I've been using the voice recorder for taking personal notes and am very pleased with the ease of use and quality of the sound. The voice recorder is well made and nice to handle. Some of the menus are a bit difficult to navigate at first but I soon got used to them. Being able to playback at a slower speed but retaining the speech pitch is a really useful feature for transcribing notes. A backlit screen would be useful but for me it's not a deal breaker.
Date published: 2019-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy size for using, carrying and storing. A friend purchased this for my 70th. birthday, knowing that I was wanting one. It does the job perfectly ... letting me know what my songs sound like before I go to Open Mic!
Date published: 2019-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use, good recording pick-up. I bought this IC Recorder on line, it was not the cheapest but seemed to have all controls placed neat and to hand. I have never had problems in the past with any Sony Products I have bought. It is clear and simple to use and does the job for me !
Date published: 2019-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Voice Recorder Works perfectly well and well built. Instructions are quite clear, however, will take playing with a bit to master all the functions. Great VFM
Date published: 2023-12-19T00:00:00-05:00